HP Photosmart 6510 e-All-in-One
|HP Photosmart 6510 e-All-in-One|
|Features and Specifications|
|Setup and Testing|
|Final Thoughts and Conclusion|
Today we have a brand new product from HP (Hewlett Packard) - the HP 6510 e-All-in-One Photosmart printer. This little unit can scan, print and copy any document or picture that isn't larger than a no10 envelope. Although they call it an All-in-One, it doesn't do faxes! So this is really a Mostly-in-One. It can even print directly from your camera's memory card. The beauty of this printer is that it can do all of this without even being physically connected to your PC. We will definitely get into that a little later.
I think almost everyone has heard of HP. They manufacture all kinds of products that cover anything from laptops to printers and almost everything in between. The eAll-In-One 6510 is part of their Photosmart line and sits right smack-dab in their mid-range. You can spend a lot more or a lot less and still get the same basic features. We're going to find out how this one adds up.
I was expecting to open the box and find the printer wrapped in plastic and Styrofoam, but to my surprise it wasn't. It was protected by some fiber-board on the ends and was wrapped in a canvas bag that doubles as a carrying bag. I'm not sure how much you'd actually carry around your printer, but I guess HP figures this is so awesome that you'll be packing it everywhere.
As you can see from the picture below: the shipping box is covered in photo quality graphics.
After you remove the printer from the box you will find everything you need to get started - with the exception of a bundle of paper or a USB cable as you can see from the picture above (right). The bundle comes with four ink cartridges, a power cord, software CD, a multi-language users guide and a few pieces of photo quality paper.
Once I have removed all the shipping protection removed the first thing that caught my eye was the 3.5 inch touch screen. It's something I haven't seen on a printer before and HP has gone this direction in a big way. Nowadays it seems that about everything has a touch screen on it. The addition of a built in card reader is a nice feature as well.
On the next page we'll cover the features and specifications before we jump into testing.